End of the day squee: Joey (aka baby kangaroo) takes some first hops, rescues of bears stuck in stuff

July 9, 2017 • 2:30 pm

This video clearly doesn’t show the real first hops of the joey, but it’s still ineffably cute. The YouTube notes are below:

The Australian Reptile Park has had a bumper year for new arrivals with 8 month old Jellybean the eastern grey kangaroo joey being the latest bouncing bundle of joy showing off at the wildlife sanctuary only an hour north of Sydney

Jellybean is a part of The Australian Reptile Park’s eastern grey kangaroo family which visitors to the Park are able to walk freely amongst and hand-feed them. This hands-on interaction with an Aussie icon is often a highlight to both domestic and international guests.

And two “stuck bear” rescue videos sent by reader Tyler. Humans can be nice, especially when rescuing bears! The first video shows a big bear with its head stuck in a bucket, the second a bear stuck in a barrel. In both cases things end well.

10 thoughts on “End of the day squee: Joey (aka baby kangaroo) takes some first hops, rescues of bears stuck in stuff

  1. Second bear video, why do they have a bait barrel out in the woods? I assume it’s bear baiting.

    1. My question also. What are they trying to trap or hunt that would require this kind of thing? Get rid of the barrel and find something else to do.

    2. It would appear to be bear baiting. The idea is (details will differ) that the animals will come to the location for food and get comfortable there, so the hunter has a known, prepared spot to find animals. Makes the hunt easier. Similar to leaving salt licks and feed corn out during deer season.

      I think they need to redesign the barrel. They may have legal repercussions if an animal is injured or killed by the bait.

    3. It’s a legal, State regulated method of hunting in Alaska. I’ve seen it on YouTube videos from the Alaska State Trooper show.

      Sites have to be registered with State Fish and Wildlife authorities and are visited by their inspectors. Not your typical paper pushing bureaucratic desk jockey job.

      Grizzlies, which they call brown bears up there, are the targets. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this video. Maybe they got a young grizzly or a black bear instead.

  2. I’m impressed with the efforts these guys took to rescue the bears, who did not want to be helped. I’m also impressed with how fast those bears took of when they could!

  3. Re bear in a barrel;
    I don’t know where this is, but in some states (in mine anyway) baiting is illegal. From the look (bait and blind) they were “hunting” deer.

  4. Love the first bear rescue! Especially the guy lying on top of the bear in the mud. Hooray for humans!

  5. Bears did want to be rescued. But it’s hard to judge human intentions when you can’t see the would-be rescuers. And even the hunter who were the cause of the 2nd problem, and were there to kill something, showed compassion for another living creature. So yes, hooray for the humans!

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